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what is an easy knitting pattern for a sweater?

March 4th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Knitting Easy

like a legit adult sweater. i can’t really under stand the whole "pu row 1-3" junk, so if you could find one thats easier to follow? and i just want a plain old sweater with a crew neck. not anything fancy. thanks!

If you can’t understand the instructions for knitting, how can you knit a sweater?
I have a pattern for a simple raglan sweater; it’s knitted on circular needles, one piece from the neck down. There are increases involved in the top part of the sweater and decreases involved in the sleeves. Splitting out the sleeves requires moving some stitches (on each side) to a stitch holder, creating a few stitches under each arm, completing the body of the sweater, then going back and using the held stitches to create each sleeve. There’s a lot of counting involved to get the shaping right in the top portion (neck to underarm) and to taper off the sleeves. Does that sound like something you could do?
My mother has a pattern for a sweater that is created by knitting five panels: the back, two sides to the front, and two sleeve panels. They’re all rectangular, no increasing or decreasing needed. But that will give you a kimono-style jacket, not a crew-neck. And at the end, you need to pick up (which is what pu usually stands for in knitting) stitches all along the front edge to give it a nice shawl collar/front.

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  • 1 RoofingPrincess // Mar 4, 2010 at

    If you can’t understand the instructions for knitting, how can you knit a sweater?
    I have a pattern for a simple raglan sweater; it’s knitted on circular needles, one piece from the neck down. There are increases involved in the top part of the sweater and decreases involved in the sleeves. Splitting out the sleeves requires moving some stitches (on each side) to a stitch holder, creating a few stitches under each arm, completing the body of the sweater, then going back and using the held stitches to create each sleeve. There’s a lot of counting involved to get the shaping right in the top portion (neck to underarm) and to taper off the sleeves. Does that sound like something you could do?
    My mother has a pattern for a sweater that is created by knitting five panels: the back, two sides to the front, and two sleeve panels. They’re all rectangular, no increasing or decreasing needed. But that will give you a kimono-style jacket, not a crew-neck. And at the end, you need to pick up (which is what pu usually stands for in knitting) stitches all along the front edge to give it a nice shawl collar/front.
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  • 2 lynzillla // Mar 4, 2010 at

    here is the link for 2 easy sweaters:

    http://knitting.about.com/od/sweaterpatterns/Free_Knitting_Patterns_Knitting_Sweater_Patterns.htm

    good luck!
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